Hometown: Hancock, Wis.
High school: Tri-County Area High School
Current program or major: Elementary Education
Why did you choose UWMC? I chose the MC because it seemed like a good choice to ease into college at a campus with teachers who truly care and get to know their students.
What surprised you the most about UWMC when you arrived on campus? I was probably the most surprised about was how helpful and caring the professors are. They care enough to learn your name and say hi in the hallways.
Why did you choose your program? I've been around children my whole life. Over the years, I have made the decision to pursue a career that helps them. Teaching is one of the best ways to do that.
What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding? Through one of my math classes, which required a few classroom observations, I have learned that instead of being set on teaching kindergarten, I really like being in the first-grade classroom.
In addition to being a college student what takes up your free time? My free time is usually taken up by my two jobs, student government activities and spending time with friends and family.
Who has been your favorite professor or staff member? My favorite professors are Allison Nass in the math department and Katie Kalish in English. They both take subjects that, sometimes, are not easy or the most interesting and make them fun. They are both also willing to do anything they can to help you succeed. My favorite staff member is Brian Kalish. I know him mostly for his position as student government advisor. He always does the best he can to make time in his busy schedule to help us plan events for the student body.
What do you plan to do after UWMC? After I complete the spring semester at the MC, I plan to transfer to either UW-Stevens Point or UW Oshkosh to finish my degree in elementary education.
What is one piece of advice you have for incoming UWMC students? Don't be afraid to talk to your professors about anything. All the professors I've had want to see you succeed, and they show that by helping anyway they can.